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The Stone Diaries

Shields, Carol

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ISBN 10: 0394223624 / ISBN 13: 9780394223629
Editorial: Random House of Canada, Toronto, Ont, 1993
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Edge wear to boards and dust jacket particularly at head and tail of spine; otherwise a solid, clean copy with no marking or underlining; collectible condition; dust jacket is protected by a Brodart sleeve; a decent looking copy for a reasonable price. N° de ref. de la librería 153141

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Título: The Stone Diaries

Editorial: Random House of Canada, Toronto, Ont

Año de publicación: 1993

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good Price Clipped

Edición: Canadian First

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Sinopsis:

From her calamitous 1905 birth in Manitoba to her journey with her father to Indiana, throughout her years as a wife, mother, and widow, Daisy Stone Goodwill struggles to understand her place in her own life. Now, in old age, Daisy attempts to tell her life story within a novel that is itself about the limitations of autobiography.

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This fictionalized autobiography of Daisy Goodwill Flett, captured in Daisy's vivacious yet reflective voice, has been winning over readers since its publication in 1995, when it won the Pulitzer Prize. After a youth marked by sudden death and loss, Daisy escapes into conventionality as a middle-class wife and mother. Years later she becomes a successful garden columnist and experiences the kind of awakening that thousands of her contemporaries in mid-century yearned for but missed in alcoholism, marital infidelity and bridge clubs. The events of Daisy's life, however, are less compelling than her rich, vividly described inner life--from her memories of her adoptive mother to her awareness of impending death. Shields' sensuous prose and her deft characterizations make this, her sixth novel, her most successful yet.

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